Undying Memories

A memory

Is lost in time,

Stamped out, forgotten

By chance or necessity,

Too painful to remember

To powerful to

Forget.

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I see faces,

Dead flowers, angry voices

Where none exist

Or ever were.

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Just bare walls,

Empty hallways

Filled with the pictures

Of my mind.

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You remember,

Long to forget

Just as I do.

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Memories never die.

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Through the darkness

Foul fingers caress ,

Weaving ice around my heart,

Hiding away

In loneliness.

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These memories entwine us,

Hold us in this world of pain,

All there is.

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The past is now,

Not then.

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One step forward,

Three steps back.

How long until

The steps reverse

So we can move on,

Free of the past?

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Echoes in silence

We hear them

We know.

Mistakes of the past,

Chance to grow.

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Help me make my memories

Not washes of pain,

Just a blink of an eye.

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I will still remember

Invisible faces,

Tangent dreams.